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Alderman, food truck dispute sparks protest

A Chicago alderman in a dispute about a Salvation Army food truck in his ward is now being targeted by protesters.

The Salvation Army claims 46th Ward Ald. James Cappleman asked the food truck to leave his ward in the Uptown neighborhood.

Cappleman says he only asked for evidence the service was working.

Now, 200 protesters say they will picket Cappleman’s ward office Wednesday night and had out free soup.

They’re also angry he awarded a permit allowing a farmer to capture pigeons in Uptown to take them to Indiana for sport shooters.


7 Comments to “Alderman, food truck dispute sparks protest”

    DianaCernovich said:
    March 6, 2013 at 2:54 PM


    keeping real said:
    March 6, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    where is the compassion? that aldman has no soul and need to put him out on soup line and on street for week, i will bet he would have new look toward life!! Dam Shame!!!!!!!

    Chula Chaser said:
    March 6, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    it has to do with money, the farmer paid the tax, the food truck did not. Hence, no food truck

    Ismael said:
    March 6, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    Mr. Cappleman I am a Salvation Army donor. Have You ever donated to them to help the less fortunate? As long as They keep helping people I will continue to donate to them and Mr. Cappleman I do not itemize my taxes to claim a deduction , it is out of the kindness of my heart. Some of us have one.

    get real said:
    March 6, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    why don't these alderman work on chicago's money problems instead of screwing with the people. In face why don't we just get ride of all of them and say the time and money.

    fgfm said:
    March 6, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    Soup for you!

    Scott in Uptown said:
    March 6, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    Don't let this man fly under the radar while he carries out hi anti-poor agenda. Call his shots. Question his every move and don't believe a word he says. His actions say what he's all about.

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